Barclay Bar and Grill
Barclay Bar and Grill
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Barclay Bar and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.intercontinentalnybarclay.com/dining/barclay-bar.aspx
  • Phone: 2129061400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:30am, Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Light Bar Menu 3:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, International
  • Executive Chef: Serge Devesa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Private Dining room can seat up to 30 guests at round tables, or 20 guests at square tables.
  • Private Party Contact: Boris Burtin 2129061400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lexington and Park Avenues
  • Public Transit: Barclay Bar & Grill is located near both Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Center subway stops.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Barclay Bar and Grill
Located off the hotel's elegant lobby, the Barclay Bar & Grill offers American and Continental cuisine with French flair in an informal dining atmosphere. Executive Chef Serge Devesa infuses his native Southern French flavors and international flair into Barclay Bar & Grill's sophisticated dining offerings. A popular dining spot for hotel guests and New Yorkers, Barclay Grill is renowned for its simple, elegant Continental cuisine made from the season's freshest ingredients to create an exciting approach to light and healthy dining. The international menu and extensive selection of cocktails and wines make it a favorite New York City dining destination for power breakfasts and informal meetings. The "Natural Power" breakfast menu and buffet is second to none, comprised solely of local, natural, and organic food. Open seven days from 7.00am to 10:30pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Barclay Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • food was good - service not so good
    anthonyVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Nice hotel location. We had a reservation for 6 but when we showed up they were not ready for us, even though the whole place was pretty much empty. Never really felt like they wanted to wait on us.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stavic
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had a very enjoyable meal there. The price was right considering it was New York. More reasonable than most spots of the same quality. The food was good the selection could be more extensiave. The desert was great
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    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Beerandcookies
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Had a voucher for dinner for four, so we had a prix-fixe menu. Decent if not overwhelming choices. Service was just fine, food was good. Regular menu is a bit pricey for my tastes so I can't say for sure that I would have picked this place on my own, but it was a pleasant meal at an fancy historic NYC hotel and made for a nice night out. Only drawback was that it seemed as though we were expected to order more food / drinks than what came with the voucher (which included 3 courses and a bottle of wine, which was plenty, and also included tax and gratuity).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a business meeting
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The Barclay's central location, professional service, comfortable lobby and restaurant make it an ideal location for a business conversation. Impressed again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barclay
    sugu
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Had I realized that it was in a hotel, I might have chosen a different restaurant. It was close to the office of the person I was meeting so it was convenient. Otherwise, it was ordinary. No complaints, however.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good xmas day lunch buffet
    xmas13
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    One of the few restaurants we could find in Manhattan which offered a XMAS lunch. The food was excellent, especially the seafood and the carving station. The service was good, certainlly better than expected, having read some very negative comments on the buffet the year before. Only negative point: the buffet outlay was very limited in space. Can only recommend this special event brunch/lunch buffet if you are looking for ambience in an old style yet very elegant hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food. Not edible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Terrible food. Really a shame as the waiters are very nice and it is a great space if you want a quiet lunch.
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  • Good Food Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Overall the experience was disappointing. The service was very poor as the waitstaff rarely tended to my table. They did tend to several other tables near me. What made it so disappointing was we ordered over $100.00 in food and beverages, while others only had appetizers or salads. I was never offered a refill on my drink. We did not receive napkins during our meal. On the plus side the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Overall the experience was disappointing. The service was very poor as the waitstaff rarely tended to my table. They did tend to several other tables near me. What made it so disappointing was we ordered over $100.00 in food and beverages, while others only had appetizers or salads. I was never offered a refill on my drink. We did not receive napkins during our meal. On the plus side the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time eating there.
    AronsonsVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Our first time eating there. It is located in the Intercontinental Hotel. We enjoyed our meal with a lovely bottle of wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas day brunch was nice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Christmas day brunch was nice, but some wines and spirits were out of stock and recommendations for replacements were very unprofessionals.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice staff as one would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Very nice staff as one would expect. Quality of the food was good, but on a Christmas Day brunch you cannot...repeat cannot run out of something (in this case, all the vegetables) and leave diners waiting more than 20 minutes for the next fresh batch. On balance, would go back if I was sure things like this had been resolved.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old school hotel fare. Pretends
    serge
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Old school hotel fare. Pretends to be French-influenced. Ha. Service was poor to benign and the room was not crowded.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast buffet at $33 per
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2012
    Breakfast buffet at $33 per is a little steep. Food is fine, but service was inattentive. Had to ask waiter for more coffee and never got the water I requested. At these prices, I expect the waiters (there were tons running around) to provide good service.
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  • Food was good, but not special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    Food was good, but not special. Service was rushed...we were told our next course was ready before we were finished with our appitizers etc....dessert came and was consumed before they poured the coffee...so their timing needs work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Organic and geniune!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Our server Orlando was very attentive. He made sure that our meal was just as we might wish.
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  • Barclay Intercontinential
    Hooter
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Variety of items on menu and wine list makes this a must for those seeking an elegant dining experience in mid-town. Due to it's close proximity to Rockerfeller Center along with New York's Theatre District this is an excellent alternative to the offerings of "Restaurant Row".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The egg white fritata with
    paris2nite
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    The egg white fritata with smoked salmon sounded good; however, it arrived looking more like a stack of hashbrowns pasted together than a fluffy fritata. My husband's "Big Apple" pancakes were more like "silver dollar" pancakes, which was less than satisfying. No attempt was made to garnish the plates. We should have taken a clue from the majority of others who opted for the breakfast buffet, offering lots of fresh fruit, and, what appeared to be made-to-order omelettes. Live and learn. The ambience was wonderful, but our food choices very disappointing. Those ordering from the buffet seemed to get more attentive service from the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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  • Give this place a miss!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Food cold, bland, flavourless - uninterested staff! A great dissapointment!
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  • Elegant and tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    The foie gras was to die for! The sliders were also tasty. I thought the travelzoo voucher would not be enough for 2 but we couldn't finish them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • The quality and the variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    The quality and the variety of the food was outstanding. We really enjoyed the Thanksgiving Buffet. We will do this again next year.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not a good family options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Buffet good for 'foodies' - limited selection, although good quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Happy Hour Special !
    Jeanna
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    We were there at a strange hour (4:30pm) on a Sunday so I can't comment on the Bar scene, lunch or dinner menu or the normal noise level BUT I would certainly recommend the Happy Hour Special. The prices were very reasonable, the cocktails were lovely and the sliders (a flight of 3) were terrific. Try the scallop sliders! The setting is lovely too. To call this space a Bar and Grill is misleading. It shares the elegance of it's space with the lobby of the Park Avenue Intercontinental Hotel. Very nice. Very New York.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was incredibly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    The service was incredibly slow. We never had our water glasses refilled. What should have been an hour long lunch took nearly twice that. The food was excellent, but only go if you have plenty of time to spare and don't mind a leisurely dining experience.
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  • Waiters were supremely rude,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Waiters were supremely rude, it takes serious nerve to behave that way. The restaurant wasn't even busy yet, the wait staff was horrendous. Sorry even in NY the old school, snooty behavior isn't acceptable.
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  • My colleague and I went for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2011
    My colleague and I went for lunch during Restaurant Week. It was not busy, yet the service was slow. In addition, we thought our meals were mediocre. I would not go back, especially at their regular prices.
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  • What a terrible place. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2011
    What a terrible place. The service is atrocious. Don't go unless it is the last breakfast place on earth.
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  • Went for a business lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/10/2011
    Went for a business lunch. Food was good, but the character of the place sold me on it. Great place to negotiate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Booked a table expecting to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2010
    Booked a table expecting to order off the menu. They were only serving a set menu for $65. That wouldn't have been a problem but the food quality was only ok, the kind of thing you would expect at far less reputable places. It was simply disappointing.
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  • We went on Thanksgiving, so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    We went on Thanksgiving, so it was a buffet. I brought my two almost-15 year-olds. They actually raved about the food. Appetizers were hearts of palm and arugola, julienned beets, and a quite tasty caponata. There was a seafood bar. The oysters were not very flavorful, and the snow crab claws were probably recently thawed (they had too much liquid) but were flavorful. The large shrimp were delicious. The mains were fresh roasted turkey carved to order, which was tender and moist, and served with superb giblet gravy, and the hit of the evening, rack of lamb that was tender and flavorful and made my kids who are not normally lamb eaters, rave. Reasonably fine assorted pies for dessert, especially a fruit tart on which the berries sang.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff are well experienced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/14/2010
    The staff are well experienced and know their customers. They care about the customer experience.
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  • The service was really good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    The service was really good and the food decent, but the place is expensive. There are too many places in NYC that are much better. It is perfect for what it is, a restaurant in a hotel where you can get a bite to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In spite of some reviews which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/31/2010
    In spite of some reviews which seem to imply that it is more than it is, namely a fairly high priced dining area within the lobby of an old-worldish NY hotel. Service was friendly and fast, and the restaurant clean and correct. Downsides include overpriced food ($25 for a cobb salad which consisted mostly of lettuce) and being exposed to the lobby with people checking in about 30 feet away. I would only go if I were staying in the hotel in which case it would be fine for a quick dinner before hitting the sack.
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  • The food and service was excellent.
    Nevills
    Dined on 3/10/2010
    The food and service was excellent. My guest/client and I were able to hear one another across the table and did not have to shout, even though the restaurant was full. I will definitely return for brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Menu, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    Excellent Menu, good service and a great price for a Midtown establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Excellent service. Roast chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    Excellent service. Roast chicken was delicious. Was not crowded the night we went as the 4th largest snowstorm drove many visitors away.
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  • I am in NYC almost once a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/12/2010
    I am in NYC almost once a week and I meet meet for busines discussions over breakfast, lunch or coffee/tea, always have the right experience. Often don't make a reservation in advance but I am always accomodated. Some of the staff have gotten to know me, they are very good at their work.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • We had lunch on a busy day
    Kathy
    Dined on 12/30/2009
    We had lunch on a busy day between Christmas and New Year's, but the restaurant, unlike the streets, was nearly empty--great for us, but obviously not a hot-spot. We had to flag down someone to seat us, but after that service was fine, though not impressive. My mother-in-law and I had the French onion soup, which was very tasty, as was the endive salad with sun-dried tomatoes and olives. Even my kids ate that and asked the waiter for the recipe for the dressing! We went to this restaurant because it is a nice place with a kids' menu, which can be difficult to find. The grownups could have a very satisfying meal in a pleasant environment (lovely tree in the lobby, some quiet holiday bustle) and the kids were able to order food they'd like.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • We took our kids for the brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    We took our kids for the brunch buffet during the Christmas holiday and had a great experience. Ask for Fernando -- he's a fabulous waiter!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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  • Classic Hotel Lobby Breakfast/Brunc
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2009
    Classic Hotel Lobby Breakfast/Brunch scene: 90% guests coming down for eats, 10% outsiders. On Sunday only Brunch Buffet offered. Complete selection of eggs, meats, carbs; no made-to-order omlets or waffles; no ordering off the menu. Paying for location and ambiance of a gracious up-dated hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate